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History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary EducationNONFORMAL EDUCATION

Official Country Name: Argentine Republic
Region: South America
Population: 36,955,182
Language(s): Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
Literacy Rate: 96.2%
Academic Year: March-December
Number of Primary Schools: 22,437
Compulsory Schooling: 10 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 3.5%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 12,678
Libraries: 2,700

Educational Enrollment: Primary: 5,153,256
  Secondary: 2,594,329
  Higher: 1,069,617
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 113%
  Secondary: 77%
  Higher: 36%
Teachers: Primary: 309,081
  Secondary: 125,218
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 17:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 113%
  Secondary: 81%

Some primary schools are devoted exclusively to those who are beyond school age, providing them with the standard curriculum in the evening to accommodate those who hold jobs. The National Plan for literacy and adult education has established centers offering accelerated primary education to any adult who lacks basic literacy.

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